Institute for Government – Government outsourcing: when and how to bring public services back into government hands

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This repor tidentifies four circumstances in which the government should consider returning a service to the public sector: an unhealthy or uncompetitive market; the need for flexibility to make changes to the service; a lack of government commercial skills to manage an outsourced contract successfully; or a need to improve the service by integrating it with another.

https://www.instituteforgovernment.org.uk/publications/government-outsourcing-public-services-government-hands